In a previous post I wrote about the very impressive synagogue at Umm el-Qanatir on the western side of the Golan Heights. Yeshu Dray has for years been involved in its restoration.
Yeshu Dray has posted 14 pages of photos that illustrate the modern restoration techniques that he is using (be sure to click on “Current Projects” and then “Season 2011.” These photos illustrate the use of silicone to imitate texture on columns, lintels and other stones; the setting up of columns (anastylosis); the use of polystyrene and even embedding modern coins in the reconstruction—so that future generations will not confuse the reconstructed elements with the ancient ones! IMHO a very interesting sequence of photos!
To view additional images of Umm el-Qanatir Click Here.